Photographs & Photoshopping

New eBook – Dodge & Burn

We’ve just released Piet van Den Eynde’s new book, Dodge & Burn, Leading the Eye with Lightroom and Photoshop. There are 3 things I know about anything Piet writes – the first is that it’s going to be amazing. The man just knows how to teach, and even though English is not his first language, you’d never know it: he’s a great communicator. Second, I know it’s going to be comprehensive. He just can’t seem to go shallow on any subject. Third, I’m going to have to shell out way more in design fees because no matter how many times I tell him to keep it “a little shorter,” he seems to take sick joy in making really great, but really long books.

Old school dodge and burn techniques matter; they give life and depth to images that otherwise don’t have them and, using Piet’s techniques, it doesn’t have to take a ton of time. Many of my best images are finished off with subtle dodge and burning, what I consider a gentle push and pull of the eye. Piet teaches it better than I possibly could. If you want to take your photographs further in the digital darkroom, this book will do that.

Dodge & Burn is a really meaty book. It’s 90 spreads long, which is about 180 pages if you’re still counting the way we used to. But I think page-count is a lousy way to determine value. What you get here is solid information, from beginning to end, on how to direct the eye in Lightroom, Photoshop, and using plug-ins like Nik Software. And because 90 pages of amazing tutorials wasn’t enough, we’re giving you the light version of Piet’s own plug-in, Easy Dodge, a set of custom dodge and burn tools for Photoshop, for free, as part of the purchase price, and we’ve built, and included, a short Easy Dodge Manual. All for $5. Want even more value? You can have Dodge & Burn, the full version of the Easy Dodge panel, the instruction manual, and a full set of exercise files, so you can work along with Piet through the tutorials, all for $10, or $8 for the next six days if you take advantage of the offer at the bottom of this post.

To see the Easy Dodge panel in action, watch this demo here on Piet’s website. For anyone working in Photoshop, this is an amazing tool. For anyone, like me, working only in Lightroom, the book, Dodge & Burn, is still incredible education.

I don’t like overselling things and, like you, I know when I’m being pitched to. I try not to do that. But we’ve put together a really amazing value here. It’s a great book, the software is amazing, yet simple to use, and on top of that there’s 15% discount code for Nik Software in the book, valid anywhere the Nik Software USA site caters to, and 10% from Nik Software in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.

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Discount Codes

Until Sunday night, July 22 at 11:59pm to be exact, you can purchase the full Dodge & Burn package for just $8 when you use the promotional code DODGE8. You can buy 5+ eBooks at 20% off when you use the code DODGE20.

Why I Print

Monument Valley, 2011 With the advent of digital photography, and even more importantly, the internet, our ability to share and experience photographs has changed dramatically. The wet darkroom, once so necessary for creating prints we could touch and feel, is much less common than it once was, and if I were a betting man I’d […]

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